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Jason Zone Fisher Gives You the Backstage Pass You’ve Always Wanted

Guest Blogger Jason Zone Fisher is Skype’s new Correspondent. I am fired up to be Skype’s new Pop Culture Correspondent. It’s a dream job, and the best part: I’ll bring you with me everywhere I go – from Hollywood premieres to Comic-Con to the sidelines of a football game. If I have a backstage pass, … Read more

3 Questions for the World’s Most Tech Savvy Professor

Virginia Tech Professor, John Boyer, may look the part with his pipe and array of sport coats, but the average academic doesn’t have a digital alter-ego named The Plaid Avenger. What truly makes this Geography professor stand out is his mission to “motivate, educate, and inspire students to be fully engaged in the rapidly globalizing 21st … Read more

Skype Social Good – Making Life Better Through Technology

After I finished speaking on stage at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley earlier this week, I found myself reflecting on both the number of innovative and passionate people dedicated to changing our world for the better and the role technology is playing to drive these changes within our global society. At Skype, we’ve always believed in the power of technology to bring the world closer together by enabling people everywhere to share experiences. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way Skype is playing a social transformation role in a number of areas – education, peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Read more

Teachers, Enter our Santa in the Classroom Contest: Educators Can Win $10,000 in Technology Products and a Call with Santa for Their Classrooms

We are very proud that Skype’s technology helps enable amazing learning experiences for students across the globe. From explorer Mark Wood connecting classrooms in Nepal and Tsunami-damaged Japan for an environmental discussion to students getting a chance to learn from NASA and even surprise video calls from NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, Skype in the classroom empowers teachers to bring truly remarkable experiences to their schools. Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Updating Skype on Your Smartphone

We've seen some of you asking questions on Facebook, Twitter and the Skype Support Network regarding how to update Skype on your smartphones, and we wanted to provide you with step-by-step instructions so you can staying in touch on-the-go…. Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Upgrading Skype on Your Computer

One of our biggest goals at Skype is to ensure that our users get the best experiences out of our products no matter what platform you choose to use. This is one reason why we continually release new versions of… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Women Buy More Tech, but Men Upgrade More

Did you know that women buy tech gadgets more than men? It's true; according to market intelligence firm Parks Associates, women are more likely than men to buy tablets, laptops, and smartphones. The old stereotype is that men are the… Read more